Although many people travel to Hawaii simply to relax and enjoy the sun and surf, this island paradise also boasts a wide array of must-see attractions. Before embarking on your Hawaiian adventure, be sure to line up all of your top spots so you don’t miss a thing. Here are just a few of the Hawaii attractions that should make any travel itinerary to Oahu or the Big Island:
Pearl Harbor – Oahu
Visiting this emotionally moving attraction is a rite of passage for many Americans. Although the USS Arizona Memorial is free to the public, you must have a ticket to enter. You can reserve the ticket online or by phone, but be sure to do so in advance of your trip as many slots fill up quickly. History buffs will want to spend the extra time exploring the Bowfin submarine and the USS Missouri.
Volcanoes National Park – Island of Hawaii
No trip to the Big Island is complete without a visit to this stunning national park. A variety of hiking opportunities and scenic drives will allow you to get a close look at both Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, two of the world’s most famous volcanoes. The famous Crater Rim Drive Tour will not disappoint with its spectacular views. A number of diverse environments and climates provide something different at every turn of the road.
Hanauma Bay State Park – Oahu
This protected marine life conservation area is an idyllic place to spend the day, and one of the top Hawaii attractions. Boasting one of the most pristine ecosystems in the state, Hanauma Bay delivers an exceptional snorkeling experience. Get up close and personal with a variety of sea life, colorful coral, tropical fish, and green sea turtles as you explore this awe-inspiring underwater adventure.
It is no wonder that many tourists choose to see the islands by sky. There is no better way to take in the beauty of the Hawaiian islands than from high above. Soar over waterfalls, lush tropical forests, towering mountains, and miles of scenic coastlines.
Tropical Helicopters offers five convenient options on Oahu and the Big Island. In Oahu, visitors can choose the Ko’ Olina Resort hotel tour which offers a complete circle of the island, taking in downtown Honolulu, Waikiki Beach, Hanauma Bay, the North Shore, and more. Or choose the Discount Oahu Island Adventure tour, departing every morning and afternoon from the North Shore. This one-hour tour offers window seats for every passenger, guaranteeing a spectacular view for all on board.
If your Hawaiian travels take you to the Big Island, Tropical Helicopters has your needs covered with three options. The Hawaii Volcano tour features a ride in a doors-off Hughes 500 for a thrill like no other. Taking off from Kona, the Hawaii Circle Island Experience delivers the only full circle tour of the island, flying over all of the distinct black sand beaches, all five volcanoes, and more. Lastly, Tropical Helicopters offers the first and only Kohala Valleys doors-off helicopter tour! During this tour, you will learn about the geography and history of the stunning Kohala, the birthplace of King Kamehameha.
The team at Tropical Helicopters is committed to delivering an unforgettable experience on your Hawaii adventure. Book your helicopter tour today!